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  • Violins and Leaves: A Case for the Quantitative Study of Form

    A biologist compares the evolution of violin shapes with that of leaves.

    A biologist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, studied the shape and functionality of more than 9,000 violins crafted over four centuries, finding their evolution similar to that of biological entities like leaves and with the potential to influence the design of the built environment.

    ARCHITECT October 29, 2014

     
  • Where Gender Inequity Persists in Architecture: the Technology Sector

    One of the most influential areas of practice in architecture remains almost exclusively within the domain of men.

    Though women increasingly hold more senior titles at architecture firms, one of the most influential areas of practice remains almost exclusively within the domain of men.

    ARCHITECT October 28, 2014

     
  • Innovative Detail: Autoban Weaves a Network of Wood Finishes into Cocoons in Azerbaijan

    Istanbul-based architecture studio Autoban creates a wooden village to encourage wandering in a vast terminal.

    The Istanbul-based architecture studio creates a wooden village to encourage wandering in a vast airport terminal.

    ARCHITECT October 28, 2014

     
  • Researchers at the Ohio State University Develop a Solar-Powered Battery

    A titanium-mesh solar panel allows air to enter the battery.

    The hybrid device can store nearly all of the power it harnesses thanks to a direct connection between its mesh solar cell and lithium-ion battery.

    ARCHITECT October 27, 2014

     
  • AIA Chicago Reveals Design Excellence Award Winners at Designight 2014

    The gala honors legendary Chicago architect and preservationist John Vinci, FAIA, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

    ARCHITECT October 27, 2014

     
  • Q+A: Autodesk's Sustainability Lead Explains How Data Shapes Cities

    Project stakeholders should be selective about the data they use to inform their design.

    Project stakeholders should be more selective about the data they use to inform their design, says Emma Stewart, head of sustainability solutions at Autodesk.

    ARCHITECT October 24, 2014

     
  • Five Wood Products to Lighten Up Projects

    Design objects, furniture, and paneling put a contemporary spin on interior staples.

    A kangaroo-inspired wall clock, a solid-wood sideboard, and reclaimed paneling put a fresh spin on interior wood furnishings and finishes.

    ARCHITECT October 24, 2014

     
  • Q+A: Five Questions with Skanska's Chief Sustainability Officer Beth Heider

    Green building is progressing beyond sustainable design and toward the question of how the built environment affects human health and well-being.

    Green building is progressing beyond sustainable design and toward the question of how the built environment affects human health and well-being.

    ARCHITECT October 23, 2014

     
  • Q+A: Ajaita Shah Gives Power to Those in Need

    The founder and CEO of Frontier Markets is empowering a population in need of reliable electricity with solar energy.

    The CEO and founder of Frontier Markets is behind India's thriving and localized economy based on solar-powered products.

    ARCHITECT October 23, 2014

     
  • Tikal, Guatemala: Where Ancient History Continues to Reveal Its Secrets

    The centuries-old Maya metropolis continues to surprise.

    Columnist Blaine Brownell visits the great plaza in Tikal National Park, where ongoing archaeological research is evolving contemporary understanding of the Maya civilization.

    ARCHITECT October 22, 2014

     
 

2013 R+D Awards

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Detail Series

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Check out our series of various types of Detail stories, bringing you the inside scoop on a fascinating architectural feature.